What Seniors Are Saying
Jack McEvoy, St. Edmond High School
1 What programs and activities do you participate in?
Currently, I am involved in Student Council/Body. I play baseball, and I act as the stage manager for the spring musical. In the past, I played basketball, ran track, and took part in Respect for Life.
2 What academic accomplishment are you most proud of?
My proudest academic accomplishment would be the obtainment of 35 college credits over the past four years. This will allow me to graduate from college in three years instead of four. It takes a lot of time and hard work to juggle multiple college classes and other required courses during a semester. I believe that the hard work and dedication that I have put forth will directly translate to being able to find success in college and my future career.
3 What’s your best piece of advice for younger students?
The best piece of advice that I can give to younger students is bust your tail at everything you do and be nice to everyone. In high school, a good work ethic goes a long way on the field and an even longer way in the classroom.
Double down on your weaknesses and work hard day in and day out. Be a nice person. You’d be surprised how far a smile or nice gesture can go. You have the potential to make someone’s day by doing something that doesn’t take any work. It doesn’t matter if you’re the best athlete or smartest kid in school, if you can’t be nice to others you won’t make it far.
4 What is your go-to song or artist?
John Mayer. Anytime. Anywhere.
5 What is your favorite class or subject and why?
My favorite class is definitely human anatomy and physiology for two reasons. First off, I am extremely fascinated with the human body and health. Secondly, Mr. Fran Long is one of the most influential teachers I have ever had. He really cares for his students and goes above and beyond to ensure that they are successful in his classroom.
6 What is your favorite movie?
7 If you could have dinner with someone famous, who would it be?
It’s a toss-up between Joe Rogan and David Goggins.
8 What are you working hardest on right now?
As of right now, I’m working really hard on scholarships for this spring and preparing for one last go-around of Gael baseball.
9 Who is your role model in life?
My role model has to be my father, Brian McEvoy. He is someone who is extremely caring and sets the bar high for what kind of a man I should be when I grow up. To this day, he continues to work hard and make sure that our family has everything we need. No matter how busy he was or how heavy life got, he always sacrificed his time to attend my and my siblings’ events/contests no matter how small they were.
I can’t thank him enough for everything, and I will forever be in debt to him for that. I’m proud to call him my dad, and I hope that one day I can be half the man that he is.
10 What is your favorite memory from your time in Fort Dodge schools?
My best memory that I’ll leave St. Edmond with is, hands down, all the friends and relationships that I have made there over the past 10 years. I have made lifetime bonds with so many fantastic and unique people here at SE.
The people that walk around these hallways every day have helped me in so many ways. That is what sets St. Edmond apart from other schools.
I am beyond thankful for St. Edmond and everything/everyone it has provided with me today.